Best short-lived bands

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    Best short-lived bands

    Bands that made albums, left a footprint, but did not last long.    What's short-lived?  You decide, but I'd say well under 8 years.    

    Even better if they have never had a reunion.    Reunions are okay, as long as the band did not re-up and/or get back together.   

    Doesn't matter if any band mates have had solo careers or joined other bands.  

    You may still feel bad about a band you saw in college that vanished ...  if they never made a recording, feel free to give them an honorable mention.  =)

    ALSO:  Maybe the band wasn't that great overall -- but had a great album. 

               Feel free to add BEST ALBUMS of short-lived bands.   

     
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    Re: Best short-lived bands

    Buffalo Springfield - April 1966 to May 1968

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - 1967 to 1972

    Blodwyn Pig - 1968 to 1970

    Modern Lovers - 1970 to 1974

     

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    IMHO,Blind Faith is the best short lived band with only 1 album.

     
     
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    Traveling Wilbury's

    Cream

    Derek & the dominoes

    Mad Season

    Mother Love Bone

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
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    Robin Lane and the Chartbusters

    New England

    Aldo Nova

    Rossington-Collins Band

    GTR

    Joy Division

    Manasass ( Stephen Stills band)

    Love Sculpture (Dave Edmunds)

    Taste ( Rory Gallagher)

    MC5

    U.K.

    The Bobby Fuller Four ( I Fought The Law)

    But, I think the band that really fits as far as "leaving a footprint" is the Doors....they really squeezed alot of notoreity and substance in a short period from late 1966 to Morrison's death in 1971. The legend lives on....the influence is huge.

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    New England



    Ha...I think you are one of the few people that knows this band, which doesn't surprise me.  Some friends of mine were in a covers band and they did two songs by these guys, including a great version of "Nothing to Fear", a song that was as good and as catchy as most of the Cars' big hits. 

     

     
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    Traveling Wilbury's

    Cream

    Derek & the dominoes

    Mad Season

    Mother Love Bone

     Agreed................Travelling Willbury's, I'll also add The Firm, ASIA and Guns N Roses.......

     

     

     

     

     

     




     
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    Agreed................Travelling Willbury's, I'll also add The Firm, ASIA and Guns N Roses.......

    ASIA and GnR?  

    ETA:

    Not sure how you came up with these bands -- neither is short-lived.    They may have had different lineups over the years, but they've both had very long runs and are still on the map.   They don't fit the criteria.    Just checking in with you, Rog.  Wink 



     
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    Traveling Wilbury's

    Cream

    Derek & the dominoes

    Mad Season

    Mother Love Bone 

    Nice list.  

    I would have thought you'd have the Smiths on your list.     Short lived and no reunion in sight.   Big footprint to boot.   :)   Prime.   

     

     
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    IMHO,Blind Faith is the best short lived band with only 1 album.

     




    And a damn fine album, too.

     

     
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    Others posted the bands I would have posted: Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominoes, The Firm and the Traveling Wilburys. I wouldn't have thought of them for some reason, but I also agree with Buffalo Springfield and CCR.

    And sorry, yogafriend, but I like Asia. I was in high school when Asia was formed and I enjoyed their stuff. Their songs today bring me back to my high school days. On the other hand, is it really a short-lived band. The original run produced three studio albums between '81 and '85, so in that case, they're short-lived. But they also produced nine or 10 albums since 1992 with various lineups.

     

     
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    Joy Division


    The Screaming Blue Messiahs

     
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    And sorry, yogafriend, but I like Asia. I was in high school when Asia was formed and I enjoyed their stuff. Their songs today bring me back to my high school days. On the other hand, is it really a short-lived band. The original run produced three studio albums between '81 and '85, so in that case, they're short-lived. But they also produced nine or 10 albums since 1992 with various lineups.

     

    Roy, my comment / question re: ASIA had nothing to do with quality, it was in regard to how short-lived they are/were, and they aren't.     They had a short hiatus, but otherwise, have never stopped playing and are still playing to this day.  Otherwise, I have nothing against them.   :)

    They don't fit the thread, that's all.   They permanently reunited, with (some) original band mates.  It's actually not easy to think up short-lived bands that left a mark; that's why I thought it was a good topic.   If we included bands that have re-formed multiple times, the thread would take on a totally different meaning.    I've edited my comment to Roger to be clear that I wasn't making a crack about the band; it was re: the life span of the band, and pertinence to the topic.   



     
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    I hasten to add:

    The Style Council - 1983 to 1989... Paul Weller's great second act after The Jam...(which incidentally also had its true lineup active only from '77 to '82)

    Blues Project - 1965 to 1967... amazing proto-jam band from NYC (feat. Al Kooper)

    The Count Five - 1964 to 1969  (e.g. "Psychotic Reaction")

    The Firm - 1984 to 1986 (i.e. 'Page & Friends')

    Jeff Beck Group - 1967 to 1972

     

    A couple of great punk/hc bands:

    Minutemen - 1980 to 1985

    Minor Threat - 1980 to 1983

     

    More recently:

    Audioslave - 2001 to 2007

    Black Country Communion - 2009 to 2013 (RIP)

     

     
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    Nice list.  

    I would have thought you'd have the Smiths on your list.     Short lived and no reunion in sight.   Big footprint to boot.   :)   Prime.   

     

     




    Yeah, good call on the Smiths. It's hard to believe they were only together for about six years. And your right, they left a pretty big footprint for others to follow.  It does not look like a reunion will happen anytime soon, too bad. I just saw Johnny Marr live, and though he played a lot of Smiths tunes, it wasn't the same.

     

     
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    Yardbirds

     
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    And sorry, yogafriend, but I like Asia. I was in high school when Asia was formed and I enjoyed their stuff. Their songs today bring me back to my high school days. On the other hand, is it really a short-lived band. The original run produced three studio albums between '81 and '85, so in that case, they're short-lived. But they also produced nine or 10 albums since 1992 with various lineups.

     

     

    Roy, my comment / question re: ASIA had nothing to do with quality, it was in regard to how short-lived they are/were, and they aren't.     They had a short hiatus, but otherwise, have never stopped playing and are still playing to this day.  Otherwise, I have nothing against them.   :)

    They don't fit the thread, that's all.   They permanently reunited, with (some) original band mates.  It's actually not easy to think up short-lived bands that left a mark; that's why I thought it was a good topic.   If we included bands that have re-formed multiple times, the thread would take on a totally different meaning.    I've edited my comment to Roger to be clear that I wasn't making a crack about the band; it was re: the life span of the band, and pertinence to the topic.   



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    Ah -- my mistake. I agree about them not fitting the criteria. I was thinking that they were short-lived at first because it seemed like it was a short span when you would here them on the radio. But I also knew that they were around for many years in one form or another so I figured they didn't fit.

     
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    Agreed................Travelling Willbury's, I'll also add The Firm, ASIA and Guns N Roses.......

     

     

    ASIA and GnR?  

    ETA:

    Not sure how you came up with these bands -- neither is short-lived.    They may have had different lineups over the years, but they've both had very long runs and are still on the map.   They don't fit the criteria.    Just checking in with you, Rog.  Wink 



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    I guess I based my opinion on the original line ups of the bands....

     
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    Re: Best short-lived bands

    One theme I've noted here?

    Any band that Eric Clapton or Jeff Beck were in. Laughing

     
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    One theme I've noted here?

    Any band that Eric Clapton or Jeff Beck were in. Laughing




    Interesting....can I add Paul Rodgers??? Free, Bad Company, The FIRM and Queen+

     
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    Brinsley Schwarz - 1969-1975. Here is one of their songs that received wider exposure when it was covered by a more famous New Wave performer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SZ2eT_T0AI





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    The Easybeats - 1964-1969

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSowZcvoqr4





    "Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong."
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    The Turtles - 1965-1970

    Here is a Warren Zevon penned song they recorded.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-DcGaW4CVU





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    The Sex Pistols.

    One LP, yet they are the best known Punk band of the mid 70s Punk explosion....except maybe The Clash , who were not really "short-lived" , but also weren't around as long as many people might think.

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    Big Brother and the Holding company

    Jimi Hendrix experience

    The Doors

    Mamas and the Papas

    Robert Johnson

     
     
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